Ethereum crossed $3000 recently and is aiming at $3500 already. Is it taking over Bitcoin's place?
GBP: more stimulus
GBP/USD has risen from 1.2940 to above 1.3000 in a strong bullish spike just now. That’s because the Bank of England expanded the quantitative easing beyond expectations. Specifically, the bong-buying program is increased by 150 billion pounds. The committee unanimously voted in favor of this measure with the strategic objective to keep the interest rate at 0.1%. The process of buying itself will take one year starting in January.
For the GBP, that’s definitely good news as the entire country is now in a partial lockdown, Brexit is moving slow, and the British economy is in an obvious slump.
In the meantime, the GBP keeps moving within a larger sideways channel between 1.2890 and 1.3070. The core of this channel is contained within narrower band 1.2940-1.3000 where 1.3000 is the key level – and the GBP has just stepped over it. Now, you may take the upside of the larger channel of 1.3070 as the primary target for bulls.
The relationship between the US and Turkey is not going well. Neither do things for the Turkish lira.
Brazil is struggling on both the humanitarian and the financial frontы. As a result, Brazilian real is weakening
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Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder and CEO, said the company wouldn’t accept Bitcoin as payment any longer. As a result, BTC/USD dropped to $45,300, the low unseen since March.
The USA will post Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on May 14, at 15:30 MT time.